Kawhi Leonard had a fantastic season for the San Antonio Spurs. Now, as ESPN's Marc Stein reports, he might be a lock for the team headed to Brazil to defend the gold medal for the United States of America.
Also strong indications tonight that Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard will claim spots on the final 12-man roster due out by June 27.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 20, 2016
Stephen Curry has already pulled out, citing a faulty knee. Other players are apparently on the fence, due to rising concerns about the Zika virus. We'll see what type of team the USA can field headed into the games.
Other players being considered locks for the final roster:
ESPN Olympic report pinpoints Kevin Durant, Paul George, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousijns as locks for the forthcoming 12-man roster.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 20, 2016
No matter who ends up on the men's national team, you can bet Kawhi will be their premier defender!